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Dan Landau

Dan Avi Landau has joined the New York Genome Center as a core member and assistant investigator. He will also be an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology and in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine. Landau comes to New York from Harvard Medical School, where he was an instructor of medicine, working at the Dana Farber Cancer institute and the Broad Institute. He holds an MD degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel and a PhD from Paris Diderot University in France.

The Scan

Booster Push

New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high.

With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD

Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic.

Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins

The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials.

Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More

In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.